Anna Zemánková

* 1908 in Olomouc, Austria-Hungary
† 1986 in Mníšek pod Brdy, Czechoslovakia

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2018

    Weiss Berlin, Germany (upcoming)

  • 2017

    The Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
    Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2015

    Twilight Before Dawn: Anna Zemánková, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2014

    Preview Birdman , Galerie Gugging, Campus Maria Gugging, Austria

  • 2013

    Anna Zemánková: Hortus Deliciarum, Christian Berst Gallery, Paris, France

  • 2012

    Anatomia Metamorphosis, Saarländische Galerie, Berlin, Germany / Hyogo Prefectural Museum, Japan / Hiroshima City
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

  • 2011

    Anatomia Metamorphosis, Muzeum Montanelli, Prague, Czechoslovakia

  • 2009

    Anatomia Metamorphosis, abcd Gallery, Paris, France
    Czech Organism, Yukiko Koide Presents, Tokyo, Japan
    By Magical Means—Drawings by Anna Zemánková, Pollock Gallery, Dallas, United States

  • 2008

    Visions Drawn Before Dawn: A Centennial Celebration of Anna Zemánková, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Galerie Havelka, Prague, Czechoslovakia
    Sardine collée au mur, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2006

    Magical Vision of Eva Dropová and Anna Zemánková, Galerie X, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
    Flowers of Passion- Anna Zemánková, Galerie Na Palube, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia

  • 2005

    Anna Zemánková: Plants of dreams, Colon books exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2000

    Gallery Hamer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Galley Susanne Zander, Köln, Germany

  • 1999

    Drawings by Anna Zemánková, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    L’Art Brut: Anna Zemánková, Curator, A. Nadvornikova. Vienna, Austria

  • 1997

    Exotic Species: The Art of Anna Zemánková, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, United States

  • 1993

    The Lark of Exaltation: Mediumistic Drawings by Anna Zemánková, Cavin-Morris, New York, United States
    Bohumil Zemánek and Mrs. Zemánkova, Moravska Galerie, Brno / Václav Spála Gallery, Prague, Czechoslovakia

  • 1990

    Fine Arts Gallery, Cheb, Czechoslovakia

  • 1982

    Fantasy Labyrinth (+C. Markova), Divdlo hudby<, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia

  • 1980

    The Imaginative Works of Anna Zemánková, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia

  • 1969

    The Fantastic Works of Anna Zemánková, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1966

    Anna Zemánková: barevné kresby, Divaldo Na : zabrádlí, Prague, Czechoslovakia

  • 1964, 1967, 1968, 1970

    Dny otevřených dveři (Open Door Days), Prague, Czechoslovakia

Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2017

    Bodies Electric: Luboš Plný & Anna Zemánková, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    “resisit”, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2016

    World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, United States
    Museum of Everything, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Flower Blooms and Other Worlds, Muzeum umení Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic

  • 2015

    Spirited Women: Drawing Down Fire, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    I Saw the Earth Like a Broken Egg, Christian Berst Art Brut, New York, United States
    Botanical, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan (WI), United States
    Outsider Art, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands
    In Dreams Begin Responsibilities: 30 Years of Cavin-Morris, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2014

    Freshet: Old Loves, New Directions, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    NYC Metro Show, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2013

    Palazzo Encyclopedico, La Biennale de Venizia 2013, Venice, Italy
    Restless II! A Mix, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Museum of Everything, Frieze, London, Great Britain

  • 2012

    Od Tizina po Warhola, Olomouc Art Museum, Czech Republic
    The Museum of Everything, Chalet Society, Paris, France
    Darker Stars: The Roots of Steampunk Art, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2011

    25 Years of Collecting Self-Taught Artists, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Art Brut and Then Some, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2008

    New Views, Re-Views, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Art Brut: Collection abcd, Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
    Art Brut in Czech Lands, Olomouc Art Museum, Czech Republic
    Homage to Anna Zemánková, Galerie souboru lidové architektury, Olomouc, Slovakia

  • 2007

    Field Notes, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    INSITA 2007, SNG, Bratislva, Slovakia

  • 2006

    Parallel Visions II, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, United States
    Inner Worlds Outside, Sala de exposiciones de la Foundacion La Caixa, Madrid, Spain / Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom / Irish Museum of Art, Dublin, Ireland
    Male Radosti, Sbirka Dany a Pavla Konecynch Galerie, Jirho Jilka, Sumperk, Czech Republic

  • 2005

    Multiflorous, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, United States
    Important Works by Self-Taught Artists, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Passion and Action, abc d’une collection d’art brut, House of Shiseido, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2004

    Vernacular Visionaries: International Outsider Art in Context, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, United States
    Tsjechische L’art brut tcheque, Musée d’Art Spontané, Brussels, Belgium
    A corps perdu. Abcd, une collection d’art brut, Pavillone des arts, Paris, France
    Syrové umění. Sbírka Jana a Evy Švankmajerových, Moravská galerie v Brné, Klenová, Czech Republic

  • 2003

    Outsider Art: The Inner Worlds of Self-Taught Artists, The Gallery at Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Princeton, United States
    Intuitive Design, The Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-taught and Outsider Art, Milwaukee, United States
    L’Art Brut Tchèque, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France
    Insights: Self-taught Artists for the 21st Century, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2002

    Artists’ Artists: Year Review, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Eight From Europe: A Study Collection, Intuit: The Center For Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, United States

  • 2001

    Une Collection d’Art Brut, ABCD, Paris, France
    Keeping the Faith: Works by Self-Taught Artists, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Prague-Gnosis: Anna Zemankova & Jindrick Vik, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    The Anthony Petullo Collection of Outsider and Visionary Art, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan (WI), United States

  • 2000

    20th Anniversary Exhibition Featuring Self-Taught Artists for the 21st Century, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Quirky, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, United States
    European Self-Taught Art Brut or Naïve?, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, United States
    Visionary Grace: Works by Self-Taught Artists, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich (CT), United States

  • 1999

    e-scapes: Power of Place, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1998

    From the Heart to the Hand: New Ancient Ideas by Self-Taught Artists, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    L’Art Brut, The Prague City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

  • 1997

    Summer Group Show, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States
    Het Format, Museum de Stadshof, Zwolle, Netherlands

  • 1996

    Naives, Seers, Lone Wolves & World Savers VIII, Dean Jensen Gallery, Miwaukee, United States
    International Works on Paper, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, United States
    In Pursuit of the Invisible: The Collection of Mickey Cartin, The Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery, The Richmond Art Center, The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor (CT), United States

  • 1995

    Works on Paper by Outsider Artists, Noyes Museum, Oceanville (NJ), United States
    Pure, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1994

    Visionary Women, Cavin-Morris, New York, United States
    Driven to Create, the Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught & Outsider Art, Milwaukee Art Museum,
    Milwaukee, United States
    Amulets, Dreams and Voices of the Gods, Cavin-Morris, New York, United States

  • 1987

    Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • In Another World–Outsider Art from Europe and America, Hull, Sheffield, England

  • 1986

    Labyrinth of Fantasy, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia

  • 1979

    Outsiders, Hayward Gallery, London, England

  • 1969

    Fantastic and Naive Painters, Florence, Italy
    21 Naif Czechoslovakian Painters, Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • 1968

    Czechoslovak Naive Art, Brno, Czechoslovakia

  • 1966

    Pictures of the Simple Heart, Rychnov nad Kneznou, Usti nad Labem, Vysoke Myto, Czechoslovakia